TEXAS SENATE COMMITTEE CHAIRS

On October 4, Lieutenant Governor Dewhurst appointed new Senate committee chairs. Below are the new appointees.

Administration
Senator Kevin Eltife (R – Tyler)
Business & Commerce
Senator John Carona (R – Dallas)
Agricultural, Rural Affairs & Homeland Security
Senator Craig Estes (R – Wichita Falls)
Criminal Justice
Senator John Whitmire (D – Houston)
Economic Development
Senator Bob Deuell (R – Greenville)
Jurisprudence
Senator Royce West (D – Dallas)
Education
Senator Dan Patrick (R – Houston)
Natural Resources
Senator Troy Fraser (R – Horseshoe Bay)
Finance
Senator Tommy Williams (R – The Woodlands)
Nominations
Senator Glenn Hegar (R – Katy)
Government Organization
Senator Judith Zaffirini (D – Laredo)
Open Government
Senator Rodney Ellis (D – Houston)
Health & Human Services
Senator Jane Nelson (R – Flower Mound)
State Affairs
Senator Robert Duncan (R – Lubbock)
Higher Education
Senator Kel Seliger (R – Amarillo)
Transportation
Senator Robert Nichols (R – Jacksonville)
Intergovernmental Relations
Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa (D – McAllen)
Veteran Affairs & Military Installations
Senator Leticia Van de Putte (D – San Antonio)

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